Thursday, 1 December 2016

Logistics Officer NOB Damaturu at the United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill Logistics Officer post at the NOB level, based in WFP Nigeria, Damaturu Area Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you!

Job Title: Logistics Officer NOB Damaturu (4122)

Description 

  • To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
  • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
  • Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Other as required.

Qualifications

  • Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in one or more of the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transport and distribution management. Proficiency in Windows (MS Word, MS Excel) and some transport tracking system experience.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

Location: Damaturu

Closing Date
02 December 2016

Additional Information 

  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. 
  • Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills. 
  • WFP will only consider academic credentials and degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

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